CW Destruction News

Kentucky lawmakers are asking the Army to review safety measures at the Blue Grass Army Depot. The Depot is storing sarin nerve agent until it can be destroyed. In August of 2007 a substantial leak was reported, and earlier this month another small leak was detected.

The Japanese scandal involving destruction of chemical weapons continued this week with a senior Japanese official arrested for tax evasion. He had used 3 ‘dummy firms’ to conceal personal income as consultancy fees paid by the company the official pressured the Japanese Defense Agency to award all of the CW disposal contracts, worth a total of 26.9 billion yen.